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Old 04-22-2009, 07:28 PM   #1
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I will be finishing trade school in two semsters I wondering would I need my own carpentry tools I have a nail arpon, hand tools, and a skil saw. Would I need anything else? Nail guns will be nice but ,maybe I can use the company nail guns. I will be working under a master carpenter I guess.
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Old 04-22-2009, 07:35 PM   #2
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I don't know how it is where you are. I have always furbished the power tools for the people who worked for me, I expect them to have they're own hand tools. That means they're own nail apron loaded. If they don't understand that, I will furnish, and take it out of their check.

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I also supply all power tools. The only thing you would need on my job is a belt full of hand tools, good work ethic and the ability to get verbally assaulted on a daily basis, in a nurturing, educational manner of coarse.
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I don't know how it is where you are. I have always furbished the power tools for the people who worked for me, I expect them to have they're own hand tools. That means they're own nail apron loaded. If they don't understand that, I will furnish, and take it out of their check.
OK so under your thinking, exactly what should an employees "pouch" be filled with?

This should be a teaching thread for all employees that duck in here for a look.

Tell us what you DEMAND an employee carry everyday as a remodeling helper!!
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The only thing I have required is a decent saw. Hand tools are a given. If we are talking about someone who is fresh out of HS or Vocational School, that can and will be completely different. Everyone is going to have different rules about what is needed in their nail bags, but I'm sure the basics would be helpful.

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The only thing I have required is a decent saw. Hand tools are a given. If we are talking about someone who is fresh out of HS or Vocational School, that can and will be completely different. Everyone is going to have different rules about what is needed in their nail bags, but I'm sure the basics would be helpful.

Hammer
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I am HORRIFIED, no pencil?

My belief in professional framerman is deminished.
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Hammer
tape
square
knife
chisel
chalk box
snips
CATS PAW
I'll supply the pencils.
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framing hammer
25' tape
chalkline
hand square
belt with two seperate pouches -- none of those homeowner attached to the belt things.
Utility Knife
That should get you started.
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I'll supply the pencils.
That could get expensive!!! On my jobs anyway.
Lets not forget a nailset. Oh wait, people don't use those anymore.
Spare blades for knife. Definately.
I personally like to keep needle nose pliers and flat and phillips screwdriver as well. I have my own reasons for keeping these on me at all times.
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That could get expensive!!! On my jobs anyway.
Lets not forget a nailset. Oh wait, people don't use those anymore.
Spare blades for knife. Definately.
I personally like to keep needle nose pliers and flat and phillips screwdriver as well. I have my own reasons for keeping these on me at all times.
I got the in with the lumber salesman, stockpiled carpenter pencils by the boxes. I keep a bag of misc. tools at the cut table with saw wrenches, screwdrivers, etc.........I agree they need to be at arms length.

I like the guys with 5 years experience that show up with the toolbags that you can't fit your fingers into the pockets.
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I like the guys with 5 years experience that show up with the toolbags that you can't fit your fingers into the pockets.
That always makes for comedic mayhem in a fast paced remod.

I am trying to decide what I need to demand of my new guys as far as what they should purchase before their 3rd week on the job.

4 pouch nail bag
25 to 30' tape
Cat paw
20 oz hammer straight claw
2 pencils...replenished daily
Razor Knife, 4 extra blades
Speed square-Metal only
Phillips and Flat screwdriver
Needle nosed pliers
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I don't have employees...so if you show up...it's because the builder sent you to assist me, and you better have your own Sliding Compound Miter Saw...'cause I'm using mine.
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when i started out, the guy i worked for required me to have

tool belt
hammer
tape
square
knife
2 chalk lines, 1 red 1 blue. for resnapping lines or for so it doesnt stain certain materials
pencil
4ft level
extension cord
block plane (cedar shingle jobs)

as i progressed

tin snips, cordless drill, bits, circ saw

now i show up on site with a fully loaded car not because required, but if the crew is split up so are the company tools so you might be in a situation where you need something and its not there. a few gc's have been blown away by me bringing my own mitre saw( i know my saw is cutting accurate so i use it, some guys saws need to go in the dumpster).

simplest thing to do is ask the employer what should i bring besides a pouch
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